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Barbara E. Lechner

February 16, 1953 - May 10, 2013

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Barbara E. Lechner, 60, of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her passing followed a sudden and recent diagnosis of widespread cancer. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Dr. Edgar H. Lechner and the late Evelyn (Kroemer) Lechner.

A Hopkinton resident for the past 10 years, Barbara was a graduate of Summit School/St. Paul Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was also a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she received a BA degree and was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She received a Master’s Degree in College Counseling at Northeastern University and was a long-term employee at both Northeastern and M.I.T.

She is survived by her partner of 18 years, Joan W. Dugas of Hopkinton; her father, Dr. Edgar H. Lechner of St. Paul, Minnesota; a brother, Edward Lechner and his wife Jeanne of Tampa, FL; a nephew, Matthew Lechner and his wife Rebecca of Bloomington, Minnesota; her grand-nephews, Henry and Theodore Lechner; and an aunt, Elinor Yungbauer.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. An open memorial service will be held on Friday, June 14th at 3:00 p.m at Northeastern University in The Sacred Space, Ell Hall (2nd Floor). Family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and students are invited to attend. If attending memorial service, please RSVP Jessica Biron, Bironje@ccs.neu.edu
or 617-373-5204

In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or cancer.org